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DMDS Win New Ross 2015

DMDS win ‘best musical society choir’ title again

DMDS won the award for best musical society choir in Ireland from the Association of Irish Musical Societies  (AIMS) Choral Competition in New Ross, Co. Wexford. This was the 10th win for DMDS in the past 12 years. The ‘Frank Cullinane’ Trophy was presented to Nicola Graham, chairperson, on Sunday by AIMS which represents 130 societies, involving about 14,000 people.  The DMDS chorus, directed by Des Cox, performed ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ and ‘The Ballad of Sweeney Todd’.

DMDS win Best Musical-Society Choir competition for 6th successive year

DMDS rounded off its 50th year celebrations by winning the 2011 award for best Choral Society choir in Ireland for the 6th successive year.  The award,  the Frank Cullinane Trophy,  is presented by the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) which represents 130 societies, involving about 14,000 people.   At the competition in New Ross, the DMDS choir was directed by Vincent Lynch with support from Des Cox.     The win was a record 6 in-a-row for any society and the pieces performed were Facade,  and Bring him Home.   The Society also won  the Ballyclare Rosebowl trophy for the best Cameo performance (i.e. presentation of a scene from a musical).  The wins were particularly welcomed by DMDS as a culmination to the Society’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

The performances can be viewed on the websites below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISAOHPDxGvo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHOGohPC8Jo

AIMS Choral Festival 2010 – Best Choir 5 years in a Row !

At the AIMS Choral Festival Competition in New Ross we won the award for best Musical Society choir in Ireland for the 5th successive year. The award, the Frank Cullinane Trophy, was presented by the Assoc of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) at the competition in New Ross in May. The DMDS choir was directed by Des Cox, accompanied on piano by his brother Neville Cox, and performed ‘Circle of Life’ and ‘Tonight’. The win was a record 5 in-a-row for any society.